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February 26, 2022 5:00PM • St Andrew's on The Terrace

CANCELLED: 21 X 21 | NZ Festival


This event is cancelled due to COVID-19. Read more here.

The World Premiere of 21 x 21 by soprano Jenny Wollerman and concert pianist Jian Liu artfully pairs Aotearoa’s female composers and poets in 21 newly written songs celebrating the unique cultural and social kaupapa of Māori and Pākehā.

Handpicked featured composers involved are Leila Adu-Gilmore, Helen Bowater, Mere Boynton, Josie Burdon , Claire Cowan, Eve de Castro-Robinson, Rosa Elliott, Aiono Manu Fa'aea, Helen Fisher, Salina Fisher, Maria Grenfell, Leonie Holmes, Janet Jennings, Jenny McLeod, Celeste Oram, Gemma Peacocke, Tabea Squire, Deborah Wai Kapohe, Louise Webster, Dame Gillian Karawe Whitehead and Miriama Young.

The song texts include poems by Arapera Blank, Sarah Broom, Jeni Curtis, Peggy Dunstan, Lauris Edmond, Fiona Farrell, Miriama Gemmell, Dinah Hawken, Michele Leggott, Katherine Mansfield, Roma Potiki, Nina Mingya Powles, Jo Randerson and Elizabeth Smither.

21 x 21 illuminates female talent across classical music and literature.

Start time

February 26, 2022 5:00PM


St Andrew's on The Terrace